May 8, 2014



Mathematics Colloquium lecture today

By Reta McDermott

Andrew Carroll, University of Missouri, Columbia, will present "Modules of Constant Jordan Type for Associative Algebras" as part of the mathematics department Colloquium Lecture Series at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, today, in 122 Cardwell Hall.

The abstract for the lecture is: Motivated by work of Carlson, Friedlander and Pevtsova, I will introduce the notion of a module of constant Jordan type over an associative algebra. We will associate to any module a collection of coherent sheaves over a projective variety, which will turn out to be locally free if and only if the module under consideration has constant Jordan type. Finally, I will present a few realization theorems and describe some large classes of modules of constant Jordan type. This is joint work with Calin Chindris and Zongzhu Lin.

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